West St. Paul Police Department issues Permit to Purchase Handguns for residents of West St. Paul (you must provide identification that shows a West St. Paul address). You may stop in to get fill out an application here at the station Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The applications take one week to process. Residents are required to return to the station to pick up their permits after one week’s time.
The West St. Paul Police Department does not issue permits to carry. Contact the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.